Amarbayasgalant Monastery

Local nameАмарбаясгалант хийд
LocationSelenge, Mongolia

Amarbayasgalant Monastery or the "Monastery of Tranquil Felicity", is one of the three largest Buddhist monastic centers in Mongolia. The monastery complex is located in the Iven Valley near the Selenge River, at the foot of Mount Büren-Khaan in Baruunbüren sum of Selenge Province in northern Mongolia. The nearest town is Erdenet which is about 60 km to the southwest.

The monastery was established and funded by order of Manchu Yongzheng Emperor to serve as a final resting place for Zanabazar, the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, or spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism for the Khalkha in Outer Mongolia and a spiritual mentor to both emperors' ancestor, the Kangxi Emperor. Tradition holds that while searching for an appropriate site to build the monastery, the exploratory group came across two young boys, Amur and Bayasqulangtu, playing on the steppe.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amarbayasgalant_Monastery

Address Mongolia

Coordinates 49°28'48.352" N 105°5'6.784" E

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